Kashmir: 15-day-old infant could be world’s youngest COVID-19 victim


Srinagar, June 19: A 15-day-old infant, who died of complications relating to COVID-19 here on Friday, could be the world’s youngest victim of the disease. “The baby was a case of aortic stenosis with CCF. He died in the Infectious Disease Block at 10:55 a.m. today,”

According to reports “The baby was a case of aortic stenosis with CCF. He died in the Infectious Disease Block at 10:55 a.m. today,” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura told

The baby’s death has taken the death toll due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 75.
Earlier, an 80-year-old man from Sopore was died at SKIMS Soura, two days after his admission to the hospital at 1:25 p.m. on June 17 with “hypertension,T2DM with CAP with cardiac failure”.

“His sampling for covid-19 was done on the same day and came out to be Covid-19 positive on June 18 . The patient expired at 9 a.m. today,” Professor Jan added.



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